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Academy Manager: Mark Litherland

D.O.B: 27.02.1971

Nationality: British

Profile: A former semi-professional player with clubs such as Accrington Stanley and Bacup Borough, Mark Litherland was introduced to coaching whilst with Accrington Stanley, taking charge of their Under 18's side before stepping up to look after the Stanley reserve side

Success as Accrington brought a move further up the ladder when he was snapped up by Burnley Football Club and became responsible for their Foundation Phase Program. Mark moved to Bury FC where he took up the position of Lead Youth Development Phase Coach, before claiming the role of Academy Manager with the Shakers